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Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.
A survey of the history and development of ships and seafaring as revealed by shipwrecks, boat burials, texts, art, and other evidence. The role of nautical technology and seafaring among the maritime peoples of the ancient Mediterranean world-Canaanites, Minoans, Mycenaeans, Phoenicians, Hebrews, Greeks, and Romans-and the riverine cultures of Mesopotamia and Egypt is addressed. The survey stretches from the earliest evidence for Mediterranean seafaring around 10,000 bce to the first transatlantic voyages in the 15th century, including Arab, Viking, and European explorers, and the birth of modern capitalism in the Italian Maritime Republics. Along the way, economics, war, exploration, cult, life at sea, and colonization are discussed.
When Offered Fall.
Breadth Requirement (GHB)
Distribution Category (HA-AS)
Course Attribute (CU-ITL)
Regular Academic Session. Combined with: NES 2661
Credits and Grading Basis
3 Credits Stdnt Opt(Letter or S/U grades)
Class Number & Section Details
- TRGoldwin Smith Hall 142
- Jan 21 - May 5, 2020
Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person
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